Friday, July 23, 2010

Showers of Blessings

I have missed weeks of catching up with the Company Girls...so glad to have a chance to do it this week!  This weekend is the first no-VBX prep, no guests/guest prep of the summer!  I have loved every bit of the fun we've had, but am looking forward to the change of pace for a few weeks before school begins.


The highlight of this week was my sister Kerry's baby shower for a number of reasons.  First and foremost, we are so excited that Maisie is almost here!  Her scheduled C-section date is August 4 if Kerr doesn't go into labor first.  I can't wait to hold sweet Maisie and kiss her cheeks and toes!


Secondly, Kerry finally had a baby shower!  This is the third one I planned for her.  For her first baby, Caleb, she went into labor early that morning and we had the shower without her while she labored.  You may remember that Kerry's second child, Sadie, went to be with Jesus before she was born.  The shower had been planned for a few days later.  I am so glad that Maisie stayed in so Kerry could come this time!


Then, we were so blessed how everything came together.  Life has been full lately (for a brief catch up, click here) and my mom, Pickle and I were fairly short on time to make the shower as special as we wanted to.  We had ideas, but basically only one full day to work on all the special details.  We had a sweets theme--for Kerry's love of cupcakes and sweets.  All of the projects we had never tried before worked and we even came up with a last minute idea or two.


We were blessed with lots of help as well.  Denise hosted us in her beautiful home.  Calu made faboo cupcakes that matched the invitation.  Carly and Becky planned really fun games, and took care of the prizes.  And 40 women (or so) helped us shower Kerry with gifts and bless her with their love and support.  I know she appreciated the wonderful turnout--even if it did make for the loudest baby shower I've ever been to!!


Our hearts (and tummies!) are full as we wait the arrival of this little gift...

15 comments:

Rachel Anne said...

That is the most creative, beautiful shower I've ever seen! I love all the decorations - so fun and special! Where did you get all your ideas? I'm going to bookmark this post for inspiration the next time I'm doing a baby shower.

Looks like Maisie will be welcomed into a loving family!! What a exciting time. Congrats.

Beth said...

Seriously it was the best decorated and cupcaked shower I have ever seen. You guys did great! Can't wait to meet Maisie, too. :)

Alicia said...

Dawn, we've missed you! Seriously, I have scoured the link list several times looking for your blog. Glad you're back.
The shower pictures are great...what an amazing job!

One More Equals Four said...

So beautiful! What talent to put out such a spread. I'm hosting a luncheon for the teachers of our home school tutorial in a couple of weeks...I need some of that talent!

Glad to see you back! :)

Debbie said...

I love that table and all the delights on it! One of my favorite things to do is create a fun table for showers, etc. The diaper and blanket arrangements are adorable, and I love the ice cream cones with the pictures! That will be one blessed little baby to enter into a world of such creativity.

And Maisy for a name is
just plain precious.

Karen said...

Dawn, that's a lovely shower. So glad the mom was able to attend this time. :) The table was gorgeous and looked like a lot of fun with the games. Blessings**

Dawn said...

fantastic! on so many levels. you are one sweet sister :) i absolutely love the decorations/theme... and i have to know- did you make thos ice cream cone photo holders? with real cones? or did you buy them? if so, where?!

Jen said...

What an amazing gift this shower was! Everything is so beautiful! Thanks for coming by Finding Heaven!

Michelle said...

You did a fabulous job on the shower..looks like so much fun. I agree with Rachel Anne, I'm bookmarking this page too! Thanks for sharing!!

Dayle said...

Oh wow! That looks like one awesome baby shower. Mercy! I would've showed up just for the cupcakes alone!

jennoreilly said...

nice table in the first pic! You guys did a great job! Love that name too 'Maisie' so adorable.

Jennifer C said...

Beautiful shower...love all the little details!! :)

joyceandnorm said...

congrats to your sister!! and what a wonderful shower for her. she is blessed.

Stacey said...

Ok, love this! I have to know what the drinking out of the baby bottle game was?

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